Dressed almost entirely in black, uppers mix a supple tumbled leather base with stark nubuck overlays that creep up onto the mesh throat before coming to rest below the molded plastic eyestays — which are also held in place by stretchy elastic bands. These overlays feature circular cut-out detailing, under which sits pops of hi-vis reflective material, and a rubberized Barkley Max badge appears on the tongue.
Further branding is served by Nike hits on the lateral quarter and the heel alike. Black heel tabs aid with entry and removal, and the collar is lined with an internal bootie for a snug but not constricting fit. Down below, the EVA foam midsole supplies ridged detailing and a stark gray Air Max unit in the heel finalizes the look.
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